[vsnet-alert 16543] Large amplitude CV candidate MASTER OT J074940.48+071557.1

Denis Denisenko d.v.denisenko at gmail.com
Sat Oct 19 05:50:13 JST 2013

New optical transient in Canis Minor with the large amplitude
(15.1-<21.5m) was found by Pavel Balanutsa in MASTER-Amur images of
Oct. 17. It was just published in Astronomer's Telegram ATel #5486,
see http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=5486

MASTER OT J074940.48+071557.1
  20131017.760   15.10C  MASTER-Amur
  20131017.761   15.26C  MASTER-Amur
  20131017.762   15.27C  MASTER-Amur

There is a faint star SDSS J074940.52+071558.8 (u=25.75, g=24.94,
r=23.45, i=21.53, z=20.84) 1.9" from the OT. It is not clear if it is
related to the transient. See
for the interactive SDSS color finder chart.

MASTER discovery and reference images:

Confirmation is required. If the object is still bright enough,
photometric time series are strongly encouraged.

Denis Denisenko
Member of MASTER team at SAI MSU

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